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The Center for Sales Success is dedicated to developing sales understanding and skills readiness in USC students and to providing corporate partners with direct access and engagement with students and future sales leaders.

Half of college graduates and almost 90% of marketing majors begin their careers with sales experiences.  Why?  It’s a proven way to strengthen communication and interpersonal skills, gain an understanding of a company and their products and make great money doing it!

Students who pair their marketing degree with a sales leadership concentration can learn within the Center for Sales Success programs which include:

  • Participate in skills-showcasing competitions on campus or nationally.
  • Build a professional portfolio of sales experiences and performances.
  • Connect with companies looking for talented sales interns and graduates.
  • Earn industry-leading and graduate differentiating certifications and credentials:
    • CPSP from the National Association of Sales Professionals
    • Chally Assessment
    • DISC
    • Hubspot
    • Trailhead badges

“In our new hire training session, we were learning about WYWYN and prospecting – and I knew all the answers!  I can’t thank you enough for genuinely preparing all of us this much for our jobs.  I’m actually excited to live in the sales role!  The AEs were shocked that I took the CPSP course and Students Who Mule is an actual class!”

Allie Campbell
May 2023 Grad and Sales Scholar
Business Development Associate, Gartner

Our partners are seeking new ways to engage with today’s students.  They are looking for opportunities to meet and work with students over time, to become acquainted, to assess performance and potential, and to build their corporate brand and image.  In this way, they can create student interest today for current hiring requirements and fill tomorrow’s talent pipeline. 

Partners provide essential resources and participation in multiple events each semester, speaking with students in classes, sharing at Carolina Sales Institute meetings and at judging at special events like competitions, sales career expos or workshops as well as joining in social events.

There are options available to fit your company needs whether you are hiring one graduate a semester or working to fill an entire cohort.  Let’s talk!

Our current partners include:

  • Dexian
  • Nucor
  • State Farm
  • Salesforce / Mulesoft
  • Amarok
  • Jear Logisticis
  • TKE
  • TMC Transportation
  • Gartner
  • Oracle Netsuite
  • Federated Insurance
  • Qualtrics
  • ADP
  • Tom James
  • Goosehead Insurance
  • Premium Merchant Funding
  • Bluegrace Logistics

“We’re blown away by the caliber and enthusiasm of candidates coming from USC. Their ability to connect complex technology with sales and deliver business outcomes is why they’re having an immediate impact in their roles at MuleSoft.”

Andrew Ferguson
Senior Manager
Account Development, MuleSoft




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